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Mr. Steve Young – MLA for Edmonton-Riverview

We thank-You Lord God,  for MLA Steve Young, who is known for his
integrity and strength of character.  May
he receive solutions to problems and strategies that will lead to positive
outcomes for all Albertans.   We ask for your blessing upon every area of
his life and may he be careful to balance his time between work and
family.   In Your Name, Amen.

Government Whip

Steve Young was elected as the Member of the Legislative Assembly for
Edmonton-Riverview on April 23, 2012. He was subsequently appointed as
vice-chair of the Government Operations Committee and a member of the Agenda
and Priorities Committee. He also serves as Government Whip.

Mr. Young also serves as a member of the following Standing Committees:
  • Members’
    Services (deputy chair)
  • Privileges
    and Elections, Standing Orders and Printing
  • Families
    and Communities
He was previously involved with the following Standing Committees:
  • Standing
    Committee on Alberta’s Economic Future
  • Standing
    Committee on Resource Stewardship
  • Select
    Special Conflict of Interest Act Review Committee
A fourth-generation Albertan, Mr. Young grew up just outside of Edmonton
in the County of Strathcona. He attended the University of Alberta and
graduated with a bachelor’s degree in education in 1995 and an MBA specializing
in international business in 2004.

He served on the board of directors for what is now known as Servus
Credit Union for six years and chaired its Audit and Finance Committee. He is
past president of the Garneau Community League and was involved with the
Edmonton-Riverview Progressive Conservative Association for three years,
serving on the executive committee and then as president.

Mr. Young was a criminal law instructor at MacEwan University from 2007
to 2012; as an educator, he has done consulting work for the Alberta Solicitor
General, Alberta Sustainable Resource Development and Edmonton Transit on risk
management, operations and strategy.
During his tenure as an officer with the Edmonton Police Service from
1995 until 2012 Mr. Young gained a breadth of experience in numerous areas,
including emergency response, criminal investigations, community engagement,
crime prevention and information management. Prior to his election to the Legislative
Assembly Mr. Young was involved with a national initiative for developing data
exchange standards in partnership with Public Safety Canada, the RCMP, the
Department of Homeland Security, Mexico and INTERPOL.

A former player in the Western Hockey League and for the University of
Alberta Golden Bears, Mr. Young has also completed the Canadian Ironman
triathlon as part of the Cops for Cancer team that raised money and awareness
for cancer research.

Mr. Young along with his
wife, Leanne, and their daughters, Abigail and Taylor, reside in the community
of Crestwood.